Perhaps I should have expected this. A few days ago when I was writing (whining?) about being chilled, I wonder if I might have thought ahead a bit.
I felt fine until Wednesday evening. When I got home from a day of work and an after-work meeting with my friends, I noticed my nose was tingling. Before I went to bed, I was obviously in the first stage of a cold, and when I woke Thursday morning, I was really sick. Chains of massive sneezes, nose running like a faucet, headache, feeling feverish although I was running no fever. Just all out miserable.
I called the office and said I was staying home. At that time I thought I might go by and pick up some paperwork to do at home, but I was just too sick. I made it to the pharmacy for a few things, but then just came home and collapsed.
I got out the humidifier and after it ran a couple hours, I noticed a difference. But yesterday morning, I was still sick. All those things I listed in the earlier paragraph were still going on. I felt fortunate, however, because it wasn't turning into bronchitis. That's what I have to combat every time I get a cold. If it gets to my lungs, I'm really in trouble. So I stayed in bed, except to feed the dogs or fix myself something to eat or drink. I slammed fluids down, trying to wash it out of my body, so much that I was in the bathroom every few minutes.
I've gone through four boxes of tissues! In just two days, mind you! Now I'm forced to use toilet paper for my tender nose until I can get out to the store for more tissues. I'm taking my meds and doing several home remedies, too. I started the antibiotic my doctor gave me to keep on hand in case one of these bouts started over a weekend or when I'm out of town, to ward off the bronchial involvement. It seems it happens when he isn't in the office, so this was our proactive approach. By last night I was feeling better, and I had hopes that today and tomorrow I'd be able to rest and regain strength.
And then I woke this morning.
Now I have bronchitis. Third time in ten months. gah. I'm almost afraid to say much, but even though I have bronchitis, it doesn't seem to be as bad as usual. Let's hope it stays this way.
And you thought I was whining on Monday! HA!!!